Status: 01/22/2023 01:53 am
White House Chief of Staff Klain plans to leave office, according to US media. US President Biden would thus lose his highest-ranking employee and a long-time confidant. The resignation has not yet been officially confirmed.
US President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, apparently wants to give up his post. The American media reported unanimously. Accordingly, Klain wants to make his office available in the coming weeks. The personnel has not yet been officially confirmed. The White House Chief of Staff is the most senior official of the US President.
Klain has been in office for around two years, longer than any chief of staff under former US President Donald Trump. Klain is considered loyal to Biden, both have known each other for a long time and worked together back in the 1980s when Biden was still chairman of the Senate committee. According to the New York Times, Klain has been toying with the idea of retiring for some time. US media mention several names of possible successors, but nothing has been officially announced.
Biden under pressure
President Biden and his government are currently under criticism because secret documents, including from his time as Vice President under Barack Obama, were found in Biden’s private rooms. The government only acknowledged some finds when the media reported on them. A special investigator is to investigate the case.
More documents found
Justice Department officials searched Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday. A further six other documents classified as secret were found, explained Biden’s lawyer. Some came from Biden’s time as vice president, others from when he was a member of the Senate.